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Incident Date: 26 April 2015
UPDATED 2.30pm Monday, April 27, 2015
AROUND 40 firefighters and officers were called upon late last night (Sunday, April 26) when a fire broke out at a waste site in Salford.
Reports of a building fire were received by North West Fire Control after smoke was seen coming from Westport House on Frederick Road.
Firefighters from Salford, Broughton, Agecroft, Eccles, Moss Side and Manchester Central Fire Stations were sent to JWS Waste where they found a large amount of recycling waste on fire.
Group Manager Jon Aspinall said: “When crew arrived they were greeted with a large fire and a lot of smoke. We worked hard with the site owners to get control of the fire as quickly as possible.
“In addition to fighting the fire, we also conducted an environmental plan to make sure that any water used is disposed of safely.”
Residents were asked to keep their windows and doors closed while smoke was issuing from the fire.
Frederick Road was closed for several hours due to the fire and was re-opened earlier this afternoon.
The fire was scaled down to three engines this morning and crew are expected to be on the scene into the early evening damping down.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and investigations will be carried out.